Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2000 Champagne

Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2000 is one of Krug's blanc de blancs prestige cuvees. This highly rated champage is produced with grapes from 100% grand cru vineyards. Clos Du Mesnil 1998 Champagne can be hard to find so you may have to order it on-line or special order it from your local wine store. It is obtainable but expensive.

Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2000
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Category: Blanc de Blancs Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 na na   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $800
Wine Spectator 97 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: na
Aroma/bouquet: na
Palate: na
Additional comments: Champagne 411 has not reviewed this prestige blanc de blancs.
When to drink: na

Clos Du Mesnil 2000 Details
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Label: Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2000
Champagne Krug
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style): Vintage, Blanc de Blancs
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%

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Krug Clos Du Mesnil 2000

Krug uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Clos Du Mesnil 2000 is composed of 100% Chardonnay from a 4.5 acre single vineyard plot in the grand cru village of Mesnil-sur-Oger from the 2000 harvest. The vineyard was purchased by Henri Krug in 1971. Krug Clos Du Mesnil is aged more than ten years in the cellars before release. Base wine fermentation takes place in 205 liter old oak barrels. This is not to emphasis oak on Krug wines, but to allow some contact with oxygen in the beginning. This truly enhances the long term aging potential and adds richness.

Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy acquired Krug in the late 1990s. Logistics and administration have been streamlined, but wine production still rests with the Krug family. The same level of perfectionism that has trademarked Krug's commitment to excellence remains in place. Any wine that does not live up to Krug's standard of excellence is relegated to one of the other LVMH holdings.

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